A hot and sunny weekend will greet revelers tonight for the Inver Grove Heights Days kickoff, and the weather should cooperate the entire weekend as the community gathers for this weekend's celebration of all things IGH.
Tonight, for families, there is a host of things to do at the Simley Middle School. Meanwhile, those without kids (or with?) who want to get their "bingo" on can hit the Village Square lot for IGH's biggest bingo event of the summer.
Then, it's time to shake it, as Uncle Chunk plays in the Drkula's 32 lot from 7 p.m. to midnight tonight.
Saturday's activities include the annual coronation and fireworks, highlighted by the Grand Parade at 11 a.m.
Sunday, close down the weekend with the community expo and car show, among other fun activities.
Here's a complete look at the schedule
5:30pm to 7:30pm Community Family Fun Night (Simley/Middle School)
6pm to 9pm Bingo Tent (Village Square parking lot)
7:30pm to 12am Street Dance Uncle Chunk (Drkulas "32" parking lot)
All Day - Volleyball Tournament (Drkulas "32")
All Day - Bean Bag Tournament (Drkulas "32")
8am Start Fishing Contest (Simley Island Park-Sponsored by Simley Lake Plaza: The Corner Store, Hometown Meats & Peterson Popcorn)
9am Children's Treasure Hunt (Oakwood Park)
9am to 6pm Open Bowling (Drkulas "32")
11am Grand Parade (Cahill Ave, 80th to 65th)
1pm to 9pm Bingo Tent (Village Square parking lot)
2pm Wrestling (Drkulas parking lot)
2:30pm Disc Golf Tournament (North Valley Park)
4:30pm Inver Grove Heights Royalty Coronation (Simley High School Auditorium)
6:00pm to 8:00pm Taste of the Grove hosted by Simley Theatre Guild (Simley Cafeteria)
7:30pm to midnight Street Dance - Arch Allies (Drkulas "32" parking lot)
8pm Fireworks pre show (Cahill and 80th)
9:30pm Fireworks (Simley Island)
11am to 4pm Explore IGH
- Kids Court - Activities throughout the day (near Bremer Bank)
- Community Expo (Business and Civic Groups)
- New Car Display
- Mini Health Fair (in front of EyeWorks Optical)
- Classic Car Show - Hosted by Medallions Car Club (Cahill Ave starting @ 65th Street)
- Public Safety Display (Cahill Ave starting @ 68th Street)
- Antique Power Show (in front of Aldi Foods)
- Food Court (Village Square Parking lot near Bingo Tent)
12pm Pet Contest (Village Square parking lot @ Bingo Tent)
1pm to 4pm Bingo Tent (Village Square parking lot)
4pm Button Drawing (Village Square parking lot @ Bingo Tent)